By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
Last year Girl Scouts from throughout the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways sold and donated nearly 7,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Food Bank of Central New York through the Girl Scout Cookie Gift of Caring program.
The Gift of Caring program allows customers who don’t want to eat the cookies themselves or who want to order extra boxes of Girl Scout cookies to support the girls, a way to order cookies that are then donated to an organization.
This year, donated cookies for the Gift of Caring program will be donated to the Military Family Assistance Center. The Military Family Assistance Center will distribute the cookies all over New York State to different facilities that share the donated cookies with veteran groups, military members and military family members.
Girl Scout cookies are $4 per box and by buying a box of cookies you will help a girl learn important skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
For information on where and when Girl Scout cookies will be near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or download the free app for iPhone and Android users.